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May 14, 2020

DANCECleveland Moves Summer Dance Festival to Virtual Format July 25, 2020 and Postpones Performances

DANCECleveland Moves Summer Dance Festival to Virtual Format July 25, 2020

and Postpones Performances

CLEVELAND (May 14, 2020) – DANCECleveland, northeast Ohio’s premiere dance presenting organization, has announced that they will be moving their American Dance Festival in Cleveland, (ADF in CLE) to a virtual online platform this year due to Covid-19.

The Community Dance Day initially scheduled for July 25, 2020, at Playhouse Square will now become an online festival day where participants can take an array of virtual dance classes and participate in dance events, performances, talks, and more on DANCECleveland’s website, Details about the festival activities and schedules will be released in June.

Additionally, the following changes have been made to the DANCECleveland 20-2021 season:

  • The live performance of tap dancer Caleb Teicher & pianist Conrad Tao, co-presented with Playhouse Square, will be postponed to March 13, 2021, at Playhouse Square.
  • The Alonzo King LINES Ballet performance that is scheduled for July 25 has been canceled.
  • The November 5 & 6, 2020 performances of MOMIX, co-presented with Tri-C Performing Arts at Playhouse Square, have been canceled. The organizations are working to reschedule these performances in 2021.
  • DANCECleveland is working with The University of Akron to outline the best plan forward for the performance of BODYTRAFFIC currently scheduled for October 3, 2020. Details have not been finalized but will be released when available.

All current DANCECleveland subscribers will be contacted and receive a refund for their LINES Ballet & Momix tickets. The sales of new Subscription Packages are now on hold until September 1, 2020.

“DANCECleveland is one of the few presenters of modern and contemporary dance across this nation. We fully intend to be adaptive, think creatively, and are eager to share details soon about our virtual summer festival. We are working on many different ideas for virtual classes, events, and performances.” Pam Young, Executive Director of DANCECleveland, said. “But we look forward to the time when we can safely be in the theatre together again.”

DANCECleveland, a Cleveland, Ohio based non-profit, is one of a handful of presenters in the nation that is dedicated solely to the presentation of modern and contemporary dance. The centerpiece of the organization’s programming is its annual performance series. Surrounding each performance is an array of educational outreach events designed both to break artistic boundaries and provide community access to the dance aesthetic and dance luminaries that DANCECleveland brings to Northeast Ohio.

DANCECleveland is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund DANCECleveland with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.



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